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More accurately, "In 1982, Stroustrup started to develop a successor to C with Classes, which he named C++". (Source - Wikipedia.)

As far as Go's popularity, see e.g. https://fossbytes.com/most-popular-programming-languages/.






True enough, one could name any year between 1979 and 1985 as the "invention" year of C++, and the claim would have some merit. http://www.cplusplus.com/info/history/



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